How Not To Drown

Nicola McCartney (Artist), Dritan Kastrati (Artist)

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Abstract / Description of output

Written by Nicola McCartney with Dritan Kastrati, this play evolved from Nicola's "Life As Story" Impact work. Over four years Nicola worked with Dritan to unlock his personal narrative of being a child refugee and to construct out of this a work written for physical theatre which tells his story in that form. The play dramatizes Dritan's true story of being smuggled out of Kosova with a Mafia gang as an asylum seeker at the end of the Kosovan war. Only 11 years old he made the perilous journey across the Adriatic through Europe to the UK and survived. And then he ended up in another survival story, trying to hold on to his identity on his journey through the British Foster Care system. This is an action-packed piece of physical theatre. Directed by Neil Bettles and co-produced by Thick Skin, Traverse Theatre and Tron Theatre. A tour is planned for 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSamuel French
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2019


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